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[ aws . translate ]

translate-text

Description

Translates input text from the source language to the target language. For a list of available languages and language codes, see Supported languages .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  translate-text
--text <value>
[--terminology-names <value>]
--source-language-code <value>
--target-language-code <value>
[--settings <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--text (string)

The text to translate. The text string can be a maximum of 5,000 bytes long. Depending on your character set, this may be fewer than 5,000 characters.

--terminology-names (list)

The name of the terminology list file to be used in the TranslateText request. You can use 1 terminology list at most in a TranslateText request. Terminology lists can contain a maximum of 256 terms.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--source-language-code (string)

The language code for the language of the source text. The language must be a language supported by Amazon Translate. For a list of language codes, see Supported languages .

To have Amazon Translate determine the source language of your text, you can specify auto in the SourceLanguageCode field. If you specify auto , Amazon Translate will call Amazon Comprehend to determine the source language.

Note

If you specify auto , you must send the TranslateText request in a region that supports Amazon Comprehend. Otherwise, the request returns an error indicating that autodetect is not supported.

--target-language-code (string)

The language code requested for the language of the target text. The language must be a language supported by Amazon Translate.

--settings (structure)

Settings to configure your translation output, including the option to set the formality level of the output text and the option to mask profane words and phrases.

Formality -> (string)

You can optionally specify the desired level of formality for translations to supported target languages. The formality setting controls the level of formal language usage (also known as register ) in the translation output. You can set the value to informal or formal. If you don't specify a value for formality, or if the target language doesn't support formality, the translation will ignore the formality setting.

If you specify multiple target languages for the job, translate ignores the formality setting for any unsupported target language.

For a list of target languages that support formality, see Setting Formality in the Amazon Translate Developer Guide.

Profanity -> (string)

Enable the profanity setting if you want Amazon Translate to mask profane words and phrases in your translation output.

To mask profane words and phrases, Amazon Translate replaces them with the grawlix string “?$#@$“. This 5-character sequence is used for each profane word or phrase, regardless of the length or number of words.

Amazon Translate doesn't detect profanity in all of its supported languages. For languages that support profanity detection, see Masking profanity in the Amazon Translate Developer Guide.

If you specify multiple target languages for the job, all the target languages must support profanity masking. If any of the target languages don't support profanity masking, the translation job won't mask profanity for any target language.

Shorthand Syntax:

Formality=string,Profanity=string

JSON Syntax:

{
  "Formality": "FORMAL"|"INFORMAL",
  "Profanity": "MASK"
}

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

Output

TranslatedText -> (string)

The translated text.

SourceLanguageCode -> (string)

The language code for the language of the source text.

TargetLanguageCode -> (string)

The language code for the language of the target text.

AppliedTerminologies -> (list)

The names of the custom terminologies applied to the input text by Amazon Translate for the translated text response.

(structure)

The custom terminology applied to the input text by Amazon Translate for the translated text response. This is optional in the response and will only be present if you specified terminology input in the request. Currently, only one terminology can be applied per TranslateText request.

Name -> (string)

The name of the custom terminology applied to the input text by Amazon Translate for the translated text response.

Terms -> (list)

The specific terms of the custom terminology applied to the input text by Amazon Translate for the translated text response. A maximum of 250 terms will be returned, and the specific terms applied will be the first 250 terms in the source text.

(structure)

The term being translated by the custom terminology.

SourceText -> (string)

The source text of the term being translated by the custom terminology.

TargetText -> (string)

The target text of the term being translated by the custom terminology.

AppliedSettings -> (structure)

Settings that configure the translation output.

Formality -> (string)

You can optionally specify the desired level of formality for translations to supported target languages. The formality setting controls the level of formal language usage (also known as register ) in the translation output. You can set the value to informal or formal. If you don't specify a value for formality, or if the target language doesn't support formality, the translation will ignore the formality setting.

If you specify multiple target languages for the job, translate ignores the formality setting for any unsupported target language.

For a list of target languages that support formality, see Setting Formality in the Amazon Translate Developer Guide.

Profanity -> (string)

Enable the profanity setting if you want Amazon Translate to mask profane words and phrases in your translation output.

To mask profane words and phrases, Amazon Translate replaces them with the grawlix string “?$#@$“. This 5-character sequence is used for each profane word or phrase, regardless of the length or number of words.

Amazon Translate doesn't detect profanity in all of its supported languages. For languages that support profanity detection, see Masking profanity in the Amazon Translate Developer Guide.

If you specify multiple target languages for the job, all the target languages must support profanity masking. If any of the target languages don't support profanity masking, the translation job won't mask profanity for any target language.